Wauconda school receives donation of books, supplies

  • Wauconda Grade School Principal Debbie Monroe unloads bags of clothing Tuesday as the nonprofit group Enchanted Backpack delivered classroom supplies to the school Tuesday. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization.

      Wauconda Grade School Principal Debbie Monroe unloads bags of clothing Tuesday as the nonprofit group Enchanted Backpack delivered classroom supplies to the school Tuesday. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Logistics manager Pat Whealy from Enchanted Backpack delivers classroom supplies Tuesday at Wauconda Grade School. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization.

      Logistics manager Pat Whealy from Enchanted Backpack delivers classroom supplies Tuesday at Wauconda Grade School. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Principal Debbie Monroe talks to third- and fourth-grade students about the supplies delivered Tuesday by Enchanted Backpack at Wauconda Grade School. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization.

      Principal Debbie Monroe talks to third- and fourth-grade students about the supplies delivered Tuesday by Enchanted Backpack at Wauconda Grade School. More than 250 boxes of pencils, notebooks, books, games and more were delivered by the charity organization. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 10/3/2017 6:07 PM

A Chicago nonprofit group donated boxes of books, art supplies, winter hats and more to Wauconda Grade School on Tuesday.

The goodies came from Enchanted Backpack, which serves needy elementary and middle schools, and other child-focused organizations in the Chicago area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Two vans filled with supplies delivered some 250 boxes and bags of supplies.

"We are really excited (and) very lucky," Principal Debra Monroe said.

Monroe applied for the delivery after learning about the program this summer. She was pleased to learn the school was eligible to receive a donation, based on the percentage of students who receive free or reduced lunches.

"(The school) is very fortunate to have partnered with such a noble organization," Monroe said.

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